Techland's next chapter and the road ahead

Pawel writes: "Today I am happy to announce the partnership with Tencent who are in the process of becoming Techland's majority shareholder."

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SimpleSlave222d ago

"We will retain full ownership of our IPs, maintain creative freedom, and continue to operate the way we believe is right. I'm also going to continue serving as the studio’s CEO."

Unless it angers China and Winnie the Poop. Then I'm out of a job and we'll be fu...Ahem. Anyways. Please clap and be excited!

Thank you!

o( _ _ )o All Hail our Megacorp Overlord! Hail Hydra!!

Christopher222d ago

I question this stuff sometimes because it seems too good to be true. Same thing with Bungie. Is it really that they can make those decisions or can the owner, much like a Starbucks that just closes down a branch that attempts to unionize, truly in power and can just replace those with people that will just agree with them?

SimpleSlave222d ago (Edited 222d ago )

It's all PR talks. They're trying not to spook the fan base and partners for now. At the end of the day, owning the majority means Tencent has the final say. And they WILL crack down on Techland if they do anger the Overlords.

On the plus side, I'm sure Tencent will pass sweeping internal changes making sure this never happens. So no worries there...

P_Bomb222d ago

New open world fantasy action rpg is going well apparently. Been watching some Dying Light 2 endgame as well. We’ll see how it all turns out.

neutralgamer1992222d ago

Dead island 2 is a better game than dying light 2. So whatever you do please make more fun games

got_dam222d ago

I seem to be in a minority here... but... I really like dying light 2. Yeah, they neutered the night time scares but the overall gameplay was way better. And you can block without that shitty riot shield.

CoNn3rB222d ago

Same as you, I enjoyed my time with Dying Light 2, I don't think it was as good as the first one but it was a pretty good game overall.

There's a new update that is either out now or coming very soon that is supposed to reinvigorate the night-time sections of the game among other things. Might be worth playing again with that update as they've also added a lot of other QoL changes as well.

Masterchief_thegoat222d ago

china and winnie the pooh getting majority shareholder is not a great.

crazyCoconuts222d ago

More consolidation... Not good.
I really hope that the main "asset" with a company like tech land is it's people, and if you jerk around the people, they'll leave and make great games for someone else, maybe start something new.
Maybe tools like unreal will lower the barriers to entry to make this easier?
Dunno, trying to be optimistic that this, too, will pass.
Ultimately if they can't make good games, the investment will fail and the good people will move on.. I hope

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Star Citizen Developer Cloud Imperium Games Confirms Layoffs

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games is the latest games company to cut staff, confirming “a small number of positions were eliminated” as part of a relocation plan some former employees have criticized.

Knightofelemia2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

But yet this black hole continues to suck up money like there is no tomorrow. If you're sucking up that much money from fools who get peanuts back. There is something really rotten in that black hole going on.

PrinceOfAnger2d ago

If only they focus on the Single Player first and releasing it, not interested in the mmo that much.

Dudeson2d ago

Same here, always thought we would first do squadron 42 and after that set out into the vast mmo with some experience.

MrBaskerville1d 12h ago

It does seem like that's the case. I think the latest trailer of Squadron 42 looked pretty damn impressive, so hope it releases in 2025 and not later. There's a small chance that that might actually happen.

bababooiy2d ago

What kind of world would it even be when everything in the game is for sale with real money the moment it launches. There is 0 balance when people can just dump $10000 on some ship the size of a small planet and one shot everything.

MrBaskerville1d 12h ago

I'm not a fan of the expensice ships, but I don't think it's the type of game where balancing is important. Seems more like a simulation type thing where you do whatever you want, than a pvp thing.

Chocoburger2d ago

I'm seeing numbers that range from 644 million up to 834 million dollars raised for this scam.
Quick, someone give this scam company some more money to prevent these layoffs!

senorfartcushion2d ago

People are literally paying for a company to exist, it's mad. The Devs are more nationalised than the postal service.

Duke192d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Imagine paying in to a $700M tech demo. If this game ever does release its gonna be a bigger disappointment than starfall. Although with these layoffs I wouldn't be surprised if they canned the project soon anyway

PrinceOfAnger2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

And if the game comes to PS5 you will buy and play it?

Duke192d ago

IF it ever released and was actually was something paying to play - sure. (Probably PC) But people that continue to dump money into this scam of a project are insane to me. Would get more of a return just lighting that cash on fire